Lighting Science appoints Khim Lee as President

Matthew Gregory

Lighting Science®, the innovative LED lighting technology company focused on health, wellness and horticulture solutions, has appointed Khim Lee as President.

With over 15 years’ experience in LED lighting, management consulting, and private equity operations, Khim is ideally equipped to drive the next phase of growth at Lighting Science.

Khim Lee received his Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering and Economics from the University of California Berkeley and received his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from California Institute of Technology. He started his career at McKinsey & Co. in San Francisco, CA.

Khim Lee then served as Product Line Director at Philips Lumileds, a business group at Philips Lighting, where he launched and built its Mid-Power lighting LED product line. Most recently, Khim was at Vector Capital, a technology-focused private equity fund, where he led strategic and cross-portfolio initiatives across a portfolio of technology companies.

Since separating its private-label business and forming Global Value Lighting (GVL) earlier this year, Lighting Science is focused on its core mission of developing state-of-the-art products at the intersection of light and life.

Khim will oversee all strategic and business aspects of the company, managing the creation of innovative biological, horticultural and urban lighting solutions for commercial and consumer markets, including brands such as GoodNight®, GoodDay®, and Sleepy Baby® LED bulbs and the groundbreaking horticulture light, the GroBar.

Khim will work alongside Abraham Morris, Executive Chairman of Lighting Science, Ed Bednarcik, CEO of GVL, David Friedman, the recently appointed President of VividGro®, the horticultural arm of Lighting Science, and Fred Maxik, founder and Chief Technology Officer of Lighting Science.